Wednesday, November, 22, 2006
True confession: we┬'ve always found evening bags, well, a wee dorky. So often they┬'re either prom-style (plain dutchess satin) or old lady (bejeweled and shaped like small animals). Ugh. So for several years we were on strike. We┬'d swing our tough-looking day bags over our shoulders and swish out the door. Well, now we┬'re finally ready to grow up and thankfully there are heaps of posh evening bags to choose from this season. The important thing to wrap your head around is that an evening bag is not just for the opera, weddings, or black-tie affairs. You can┬--and should┬--take them on dates, to cocktails with the ladies, and yes, to holiday festivities. Another paramount point is the size of your bag. You should be able to hold it in one hand (they call it a ┬"clutch┬" for a reason) and never, ever use any sort of shoulder strap┬--cut that sucker off immediately! When shopping for this item, we like to bring our essentials with us (credit card, debit card, ID, gloss, blotting papers, cell phone, business cards) to make sure everything can squeeze in the bag.
Many of our favorite evening bags shown here are quite pricey, but you really don┬'t need to go this route. Target currently has some cute Behnaz Sarafpour options under $20 or you can always troll the flea markets. When we are in New York, we┬'ll often find cheap pieces in Chinatown or at Pearl River Market┬--which is always clutch.
The Latest Street Style Photos From Paris Fashion Week
5 Ways Chanel's F/W Collection Will Change Your Life For The Better
Miu Miu’s Star-Studded Front Row—And Yes, Jared Leto Was There Too!
Your Guide To The Most Stylish Looks From Paris Fashion Week
Inside Chanel’s Supermarket Fashion Show
How Instagram Has Completely Changed Fashion Week
The Latest Street Style Photos From Milan Fashion Week
The Best Looks From The Front Rows Of Milan Fashion Week
See The Full Collection: Marni F/W 14
See The Full Collection: Missoni F/W 14
Russia Takes The Gold For Street Style Accessories
See The Full Collection: TOD’S F/W 14
See The Full Collection: Jonathan Saunders F/W 14
See The Full Collection: No. 21 F/W 14
The Latest Street Style Photos From London Fashion Week
The 9 Key Pieces For Mastering Classic Style
Product of the Day
Must-Have: Insanely Cool Loafers For...
Reese Witherspoon’s Rainy Day Style
Ask A Stylist
What should I wear to a bridal shower?
The Top 10 Best Blogger Looks of the Week
13 Style Lessons From New York City Babes
The Most Important Shopping Habits To...
Product of the Day
Must-Have: Sweet Striped Dress
Emma Watson’s Simply Chic Airport Look
10 Habits of Really, Really Ridiculously...
15 Fresh Ways to Shake Up Your Hair Game
Weekend Dare: Channel Your Inner Pink Lady
10-Second Styling Tips Every Woman Should...
Jared Leto’s Cornrows and A Fashion...
23 Fab Celeb Instagrams Plus Karlie Kloss...